Events/Classes

March 17, 2019
7:15-9:00pm GMT

Arboreal Apiculture Salon (interactive live stream)

The March meeting is the third sequence of an ongoing Salon which is open to anyone.  We understand it as an opportunity for a global arboreal apiculture community to connect and meet for exchange and symbiotic learning, to share innovative ideas and to be a resource for each other.  We envision this live streaming event to be a creative and interactive place to re-envision apiculture in the time of the Anthropocene. We hope that this gathering will be able to embrace and encourage a diversity of disciplines and vantage points.

How can the wisdom of Apis Mellifera be a resource and provide guidance in a time of crisis?  What are the current impulses in arboreal apiculture, apian conservation, and preservation? What are our discoveries and challenges?

Hosted by Jonathan Powell, Natural Beekeeping Trust, UK and Michael J. Thiele, Apis Arborea, USA.  If you would like more info or have questions, please send an email to michael@apisarborea.com

For sign up click here.

NYU Tisch School of the Arts
April  5, 2019; 

Hiving: Aesthetic Sociality, Living Forms, Forms of Living, A Research Symposium

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April 20, 2019
10 am – 1 pm, PST
Interactive Live Stream

LocApiary – A vision for the collaboration of landscape, honeybees & humans

The Anthropocene and the accelerating extinction of life on earth are a wake-up call for a fundamental shift of being on earth.

LocApiary is an innovative initiative for the protection and conservation of Honeybees. It follows a symbiotic narrative and a vision for the collaboration of landscape, honeybees & humans. LocApiary provides a framework for a holistic approach to the health and survival of Honeybees.  It rehabilitates the natural life gestures of honeybees and honors and protects their essential role in sustaining life on our planet. 

This workshop attempts to move beyond a binary approach in our exploration of the apian matrix of life and to think literally outside the box.  We will study apian life gestures within arboreal hives, sustainable apian nest designs and new concepts in life sciences such as holobionts. We will explore innovative approaches to bee health which integrate landscape, honeybees and social/ cultural fields.  Michael will also share innovative gestures within the biodynamic field of apiculture and examples from current rewilding / LocApiary projects.

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Interactive live stream
April 28, 2019; 7:15 – 9pm GMT

Arboreal Apiculture Salon

The April meeting is the fourth sequence of an ongoing Salon which is open to anyone.  We understand it as an opportunity for a global arboreal apiculture community to connect and meet for exchange and symbiotic learning, to share innovative ideas and to be a resource for each other.  We envision this live streaming event to be a creative and interactive place to re-envision apiculture in the time of the Anthropocene. We hope that this gathering will be able to embrace and encourage a diversity of disciplines and vantage points.

Special guests are Debra Roberts (US) and Heidi Herrman (UK).

Hosted by Jonathan Powell, Natural Beekeeping Trust, UK and Michael J. Thiele, Apis Arborea, USA.  If you would like more info or have questions, please send an email to michael@apisarborea.com

For sign up click here.

Green Gulch Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, CA
May 18, 2019; 9am – 4pm

Biodynamic Apiculture in the Anthropocene

“What is the truth at the center of the image honeybees were born with?”  The Anthropocene and the accelerating extinction of life on earth are a wake-up call for a fundamental shift of being on earth.  It is also an opportunity for innovative initiatives in the apicultural world and for the creation of ‘symbiotic narratives’ that not only place the very basic needs of honeybees at the center of our concern but also bring to light the bio-dynamic plasticity and life-giving gestures of honeybees as a keystone species and cultural innovator.  In this context, the vision of rewilding of honeybees leads to the rehabilitation of natural and complex biotic systems and also re-calibrates our capacities of perception and cultural identity as human beings.  “We can learn so much from honeybees because they completely contradict the thoughts we form about them” (Rudolf Steiner).  

Come join us to learn and explore innovative beekeeping strategies and experience the arboreal, bee-centric landscape-apiary at the Green Gulch Farm Honeybee Sanctuary.  Open for all levels of beekeeping and bee lovers.

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Interactive live stream
June 1, 2019; 7:15 – 9pm GMT

Arboreal Apiculture Salon

The June meeting is the fifth sequence of an ongoing Salon which is open to anyone.  We understand it as an opportunity for a global arboreal apiculture community to connect and meet for exchange and symbiotic learning, to share innovative ideas and to be a resource for each other.  We envision this live streaming event to be a creative and interactive place to re-envision apiculture in the time of the Anthropocene. We hope that this gathering will be able to embrace and encourage a diversity of disciplines and vantage points.

The topic of Salon #5 will be traditional arboreal apiculture in Eastern- Europe, with special guests from Poland. More info tba.

Hosted by Jonathan Powell, Natural Beekeeping Trust, UK and Michael J. Thiele, Apis Arborea, USA.  If you would like more info or have questions, please send an email to michael@apisarborea.com

For sign up click here.

Gravenstein Apple Fair, CA
August 18, 2019; 

Apis Arborea – The Ancient Craft of Tree-Apiculture and Building Log Hives

more info coming soon